View Full Version : getting a PC 7424 (what products to use?)

Mar 21st, 2008, 12:29 PM
Im going to buy a Porter Cable polisher. I have some minor-moderate swirls (spiderwebbing) on my black truck. The paint looks good on a overcast day, but under bright light, the swirls are really noticable.
I am really overwhelmed by all the information on pads, polish, compounds, etc... I know there is info in this forum on what to do, but i am unfamiliar with the product names and what they do excactly. What steps and products would you guys use (with the PC 7424) if you had minor to moderate swirls?
I would post a pic of my paint, but it says i can't post attachments.

Mar 21st, 2008, 12:32 PM
Have you read these links yet? They kind of explain the entire process by hand and by machine. They would be the starting point, although of course we can help more if still confused.

Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2409)
Step 1 Wash
Step 2 Clean
Step 3 Polish
Step 4 Protect
Step 5 Maintain

Suggested Products for Taking Care of a New Car (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7304)

What it Means to Remove a Scratch (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7228)

How To Remove Swirls By Hand (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7011)

How to remove a defect by hand with ScratchX (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1516)

Rotary vs. PC vs. Regular Orbital Buffer (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1395)

Recommended Products - G100a Dual Action Polisher (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7116)

Using the G-100 to remove swirls with the Professional Line (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2965)

1986 Ford Bronco II - Extreme Makeover (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=88)

Each one, teach one... Ferrari Fiorano 355 F1 Spider (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2877)

Mar 23rd, 2008, 05:34 PM
Thanks for all the links!
They explain everything i was looking for.:xyxthumbs